In celebration of our 70th Anniversary, the Children’s Ability Fund is pleased to launch the iPads for Inspiration program.
iPads have been proven to be a useful tool to bridge communication challenges for young children with learning disabilities.
Charlie is a curious and playful five-year-old boy who loves to be outside. He has a genetic disorder that has resulted in a global developmental delay. Charlie has limited speech and it is difficult to understand him, so he is learning to use symbol communication. Charlie now communicates by using symbols on an iPad. His iPad allows him to communicate with his learning team, his family and siblings.
iPads provide children with disabilities the opportunity to improve their communication, fine motor, and cognitive skills. Communication skills are fundamental for participation in family activities, school and for long-term social development.
Since an iPad utilizes a touchscreen, it is more accessible for children who have learning or coordination difficulties. Most children who use the iPad find that tapping and sliding motions are much easier than typing. iPads have customizable options and can be tailored to the child and his/her specific needs. iPads can also go wherever the child goes, which means they have ways to calm, focus, and learn while on-the-go.
GIVE THE GIFT OF INSPIRATION
Your generous donation will purchase iPads to help children like Charlie! Tax Receipts will be issued upon request for all donations over $25.
About Children's Ability Fund
As one of Alberta's longest serving charities - our mission is to provide funding to enhance the Independence of children and young adults with disabilities throughout Alberta. We do this by providing funding for specialized equipment.
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